Mike Tilleman, member of first New Orleans Saints team, dead at age 76 (1 Viewer)

Ken Trahan


Mike Tilleman, member of original New Orleans Saints, dead at age 76

An original New Orleans Saint has passed away.

Defensive lineman Mike Tilleman died in in Havre, Montana at the age of 76. He had not been in good health, most recently spending significant time in the hospital with a heart condition.

Tilleman played four seasons for the Saints from 1967-70, playing in all 56 games and starting 54. He played 11 seasons in the NFL overall, including one with Minnesota, two with Houston and four with Atlanta. Tilleman played in 149 games in the league, starting 137.

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